Aliens in the Barn

Sunday, September 1, 2019

SongBird: Science Fiction Romance New Release by @Liza0Connor




Five hundred years from now, the necessity of population control and a preference for male children has resulted in a shortage of women. Down from the Appalachian Mountains, comes Tory White, an unusually tall and muscular young woman. Unable to read, she is deceived into signing a lifelong contract as a concubine. Entirely unsuitable for the position, she soon finds herself slotted for the ‘beds,’ where few girls live beyond a month. Yet, her honest and forthright manner charms the head of security into saving her and sets her upon a path in which she becomes the ‘heart’ of the world and the savior of man’s future.

Excerpt


For the first time in her life, Tory White was uncertain what to do.
“Just smile at the man and play that song I taught you,” Leroy hissed in her ear.
Cradling the old guitar in her arms, Tory took a deep breath, stepped onto the empty stage and settled on the metal stool.
“What’s your name, honey?” the heavy-set man in his fifties, seated mid-row, asked.
“Tory White,” she said, carefully articulating her vowels as Leroy had taught her.
She remembered the first of his many lectures. “People don’t like the Appalachian twang. They think you’re ignorant when you talk like that. You’ve got enough going against you, Tory, being bigger than most men. You need to improve the parts you can.”
That’s what Leroy had told her, and she expected it was true. The few times she’d forgotten and answered in her normal manner, people would reply, talking really slow as if she were mentally impaired.
“You like entertaining men?” the man asked.
She was a bit put off by the way he asked the question, but upon consideration, it made sense. Leroy said this place was a club where men came for entertainment and if she impressed them with her singing, they’d get signed on as a startup band.
“That’s how you’ve got to do it. Pay your dues at the bottom and work your way up. One day, I’m going to be famous, Tory, just wait and see if I’m not,” Leroy had said with eyes that shined with anticipation.
We’re gonna be famous, she’d corrected him mentally.
And now was their chance. Focusing on the thinning hair that the fellow combed from one ear to the other, she replied, “We like entertaining most anybody, I reckon.”
The man frowned and spoke to Leroy, who was seated next to him. Leroy had already performed, and the man seemed to like him. She watched Leroy reply with great intensity, even though he kept his voice so low she couldn’t hear.
Finally, the fat man sighed and scrunched his face as if his breakfast had gone bad on him. “Well, sing a bit and let me hear you.”
Tory knew the man didn’t want to hire her. She was too big, almost six-feet tall, and very strong. Her mother said that she should have been a man. Tory could take down her brothers in a blink of an eye, despite they were just as tall and weighed a good hundred pounds more.
It wasn’t her fault she was so large. She ate hardly anything. Even Leroy had been amazed at how little food she needed. She really wasn’t big boned either. She was just tall, and muscular. Her grams said in the old days, people would have thought her beautiful, for she had the body of an athlete. Women were proud to be athletes back then.
Grams had a black belt in several martial arts and evidently, a black belt was the best you could be. But then everything changed, and women weren’t allowed to do stuff like that no more. So, Grams returned to the mountains to escape the changes. Her reason never made sense to Tory ‘cause women were only allowed to cook, clean, and keep a garden in the mountains. Weren’t no martial arts there either. But Grams never seemed to mind doing her chores. Maybe she’d been talking about other changes…
“I don’t have all day!” the man snapped.
Tory could see Leroy glaring at her from his seat beside the fellow. She’d just ruined their chance to be the startup band. Well, probably ruined it—she hadn’t actually sung, yet. She’d just have to do her best and see what happened.





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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Dame Audrey: Medieval Romance with a Touch of Fantasy by @AuroraSpringer



Check out this medieval romance with a touch of fantasy by Aurora Springer!

A young widow seeks true love amid the turmoil of Chaucer’s England. 

In fourteenth century Britain, Dame Audrey cherishes her independence as the widow of a wealthy cloth merchant. But several of the wealthier traders covet her profitable business and she fears they will invoke the Abbot’s authority to compel her to marry a man of their choice. Her worst nightmare is suffering under a cruel husband like the hateful jeweler, Henry Goldsmith, who has threatened to curb her lively spirits.
 

Audrey joins a pilgrimage to Glastonbury to pray for guidance. The holy relics give her no inspiration nor do her fellow travelers. On the homeward journey, she aids the dying victim of a brutal robbery. 

She wins the stranger’s blessing and a gold brooch with a green dragon. Back in her hometown, the faerie brooch attracts trouble from thieves of all ranks and the attentions of a handsome yeoman, Selwyn Drake. As her nightmare looms nearer, she grows desperate to preserve her freedom.
 

Can the magic brooch help Audrey evade the schemes to force her into wedlock or must she submit to a husband’s will?

Available at all retailers here: https://books2read.com/u/3RaKxj 
 
Happy Reading!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Pets in Space® 4 Available for Preorder! #PetsInSpace #amreading



For a limited time only! Pets in Space® 4 is proud to present 13 amazing, original new stories! Enjoy the adventures as today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors take you on a journey to another world. Join New York Times, USA TODAY and Award-winning Bestselling authors S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Tiffany Roberts, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Donna McDonald, Regine Abel, Alexis Glynn Latner, JC Hay, E.D. Walker, Kyndra Hatch, and Cassandra Chandler for another exciting Pets in Space® anthology. Get the collection before it's gone!

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Perhaps you'd like a little sampling before you buy. We've got you covered! You can download the Pets In Space 4 sampler here. It has chapter previews and short stories by the Pets In Space 4 authors. This is only available until October 7th, so get your copy early: https://www.petsinspaceantho.com/sampler/ 

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Overview Of Stories




MADAS' FALLING STAR
Lords of Kassis Series
by S.E. Smith
Even an incredibly skillful warrior Princess needs help sometimes. Can Madas trust the strange warrior who fell from the sky with her life… and with her heart?

DARK GUARD
Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone Series
By Anna Hackett
A cyborg who's vowed to keep his emotions and lethal powers leashed, discovers the one woman who can bring him to his knees.

ENTWINED FATES
The Infinite City Series
By Tiffany Roberts
Being separated by time and distance does not lessen the love Volcair has for the woman who captured his heart.

STAR CRUISE: IDOL’S CURSE
The Sectors SF Romance Series
By Veronica Scott
Two crew members of an interstellar luxury liner must join forces with a retired military canine to find a missing relic before the curse brings disaster for everyone.

CYBORG'S REVENGE
Project Enterprise Series
By Pauline Baird Jones
Can two almost human geeks find love while they fight against their old Master?

SPYDOG
The Inherited Stars Series
By Laurie A. Green
An agent must decide if he can trust the savvy female Rathskian warrior that crosses his path or if he should deliver her to his superiors.

NOTHING REMOTELY FAMILIAR
My Crazy Alien Romance Series
By Donna McDonald
Nothing is normal when Topper finds herself expecting again.

DOOM
Xian Warriors Series
By Regine Abel
A genetically engineered war machine finds love with the human doctor who may be his only chance of survival.

WINTER'S PRINCE
Starways Series
By Alexis Glynn Latner
A scientist looking for a genetically engineered unicorn and a historian seeking the right question find each other in an interstellar amusement park full of dangerous games.

HEART OF THE SPIDER'S WEB
TriSystems: Smugglers Series
By JC Hay
The last thing Sheri needs is a brooding, brawny smuggler watching her every move, but his help is all that stands between her and a crime lord's wrath.

THE PRINCESS AND HER BODYGUARD
Alien Animal Rescues Series
By E.D. Walker
A kidnapped princess and her bird companion must rely on the exiled guard who loves her to help them.

INTERRUPTING STARLIGHT
After The Fall Series
By Kyndra Hatch
The human composed a song in his heart, a pull he couldn’t ignore, a draw that demanded further exploration.

IMPORT QUARANTINE
The Department of Homeworld Security Series
By Cassandra Chandler
A simple house call to care for a sick animal turns a young woman’s life upside down when she discovers the ‘house’ is really a spaceship!